ROSWELL, Ga., Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kimberly-Clark Health Care, soon to be Halyard Health, announced today that it is the first and only manufacturer to receive 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use of their sterilization wrap portfolio with all standard sterilization modalities.
The KIMGUARD ONE-STEP* and QUICK CHECK* family of sterilization wrap is now the most validated sterilization wrap on the U.S. market, with comprehensive FDA clearance for use with all of the following sterilization modalities:
"Providing innovation in sterilization technology has been a longtime priority at Kimberly-Clark Health Care and we will continue to invest in innovation as we transition to Halyard Health," said Lon Taylor, Marketing Director, Surgical and Infection Prevention, Kimberly-Clark Health Care. "Securing FDA clearance for use of our market-leading Sterilization Wrap with each and every sterilization modality supports our ongoing mission to help clinicians prevent infections and protect patients."
The Kimberly-Clark Sterilization Wrap portfolio includes innovations such as QUICK CHECK* Wrap, the first dual-color wrap in the US market, and SMART-FOLD*, a totally new type of sterilization wrap designed to be 3 times more tear-resistant and twice as fast to use as conventional wrap.
In November 2014 Kimberly-Clark Health Care will become Halyard Health, an independent medical technology company focused on preventing infection, eliminating pain and speeding recovery.
Kimberly-Clark in the Healthcare Environment
Around the world, medical professionals turn to Kimberly-Clark for a portfolio of solutions that improve the health, hygiene and well-being of their patients and staff. As part of their healing mission, caregivers rely on Kimberly-Clark to deliver clinical solutions, hygiene & cleaning offerings, and educational resources that they can depend on to prevent, diagnose and manage a wide variety of healthcare-associated infections. A global enterprise of more than $1 billion, Kimberly-Clark Health Care holds the No. 1 or No. 2 market share position in several categories, including infection control solutions, surgical solutions, pain management, hygiene solutions, digestive health and respiratory health. Kimberly-Clark plans to spin-off Kimberly-Clark Health Care into Halyard Health, a stand-alone, publicly-traded company. For more information, visit http://www.kchealthcare.com.
Kimberly-Clark Corp. (NYSE: KMB) and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 175 countries. Every day, nearly a quarter of the world's population trust K-C's brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene and well-being. With brands such as Kleenex®, Scott®, Huggies®, Pull-Ups®, Kotex® and Depend®, Kimberly-Clark holds the No. 1 or No. 2 share position in more than 80 countries. To keep up with the latest K-C news and to learn more about the Company's 142-year history of innovation, visit www.kimberly-clark.com or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.
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